The headset is very attractive to look at with aluminium effect cup holders and polished buckles. The headrest is also padded well with faux leather effect and the blue highlights on the cups and inner lining round the aesthetics off nicely.
Sadly, the looks are not matched by the materials used as despite the headset looking like it is a brushed aluminium and leather affair, it is sadly plastic and PVC. Understandably, Corsair have opted for these materials to keep the weight of the headset down along with costs. I would however have liked to have seen the extendible sides made from tougher material than plastic, however good it looks.
From this angle we can see that Corsair have angled the cups for greater comfort and fitment which works really well in practice. Again the sides have the brushed aluminium effect plastic with a highly polished buckle uppermost.
The business end of the headset is the left hand side which holds the microphone, off/on switch and volume wheel.
The mic boom is no retractable but can be swung completely out of the way and as it is made of pliable rubber, it can be adjusted to be positioned to your tastes. The mic itself has an impedence of 2.2k Ohms with a frequency response of 100Hz to 10kHz which should ensure your voice is heard crisp and clear by your team mates or Skype contacts.
The cups can be rotated 90 degrees in both directions from centre so regardless of your head shape, the cups should fit snugly without leaving a gap for sound to escape or intrude. This design also aids in the headsets storage. Sadly, the headrest is not collapse-able and there is no hanger to hold the headset included.
Let's take a closer look shall we?